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Flights, a novel about travel in the twenty-first century and human anatomy, is Olga Tokarczuk’s most ambitious to date. It interweaves travel narratives and reflections on travel with an in-depth exploration of the human body, broaching life, death, motion, and migration. From the seventeenth century, we have the story of

The Lido: The feel-good debut of the year

THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER ‘Feel-good and uplifting, this charming novel is full of heart’ LUCY DIAMOND ‘Tender, thought-provoking and uplifting’ DAILY MAIL Meet Rosemary, 86, and Kate, 26: dreamers, campaigners, outdoor swimmers… Rosemary has lived in Brixton all her life, but everything she knows is changing. Only the

The Orphan Daughter

At forty-five, Jane McArdle has experienced her share of life’s twists and turns. Yet she’s shaken by the sudden death of her estranged half sister and the news that she’s now the guardian of her orphaned niece, Lucy. Still nurturing unresolved grief from a marriage bookended by loss, as well

Room: Picador Classic

A major film starring Brie LarsonShortlisted for the Man Booker PrizeShortlisted for the Orange PrizeWith an introduction by John Boyne Today I’m five. I was four last night going to sleep in Wardrobe, but when I wake up in Bed in the dark I’m changed to five, abracadabra. Jack lives

Master of His Fate

The gripping, epic new historical family saga from the author of A Woman of Substance. The new bestseller from the author of A Woman of Substance: Master of His Fate launches a gripping new Victorian-Edwardian historical series, The House of Falconer. London 1884: Queen Victoria is Empress of India and